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2024 Green River Fly Fishing Reports

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January 22nd, 2024

The flows on the Green River are currently fluctuating between 1,040cfs and 3,140 cfs (averaging 2,120 daily).  Please be careful when wade fishing!  Every 1,000 cfs is about a foot in river depth change.  The streamer action on the Green River has been pretty good on all 3 river sections.  Retrieve your streamers slowly and cover lots of water to get the most action.  Due to the inconsistent flow schedule, the midge hatch has been sparse and the dry fly fishing very spotty.  The midges tend to be thicker on the upper stretches of the river.   Warm, calm days will provide the best shots for dry fly action - if you find trout rising stay there, as you may not find other fish looking up.  For nymph fishing, focus on the middle and tail-outs of runs at about 9 feet deep. Nymphing a small streamer or an orange scud are solid fly choices with the flows changing daily.    

Current snow pack for the Green River is at about 77% of normal in the upper Green River Drainage and 88% of normal in the lower valley.  Flaming Gorge Reservoir is at about 85% capacity.  

2,120 CFS average
1,040 - 3,140 daily

CLEAR - can change daily

Fluctuating Flows 

A Section: The lower half of A has been pretty consistent with streamers.  The Midge hatch begins in the mornings around 10am.  On calm days there are pods of trout up on these tiny bugs. The fish are holding in their winter runs, nymph rigs around 9 feet deep have been best.  The strikes are very subtle, so swing on any movement.

B Section:  Nymph rigs and streamers have been the most effective method on the B Section.  Commit to streamers on lower B.   

C Section:  The action has been decent on streamers. Fish dark flies on dark days and tan, ginger or white on bright days.  Dry fly action is little to none. 

Hatches: Midges 

 

Dry Flies

Calm days have been best for small dry fly fishing. 6x tippet

 

Haslam's Midge Adult #22

Midge Cluster #18-20

Griffiths Gnat #20

Harrop's Hanging Midge #20-22

Parachute Adams #22-24

Parachute Ant #16-22 black

Brook's Sprout Midge #20-22

Bunny Midge #20-22

Triple Double #14-18 purple, black

 

Streamers

Dark day dark fly. Bright day, bright fly. Retrieval speed - slow​. 0X tippet

Flash a Bugger

El Sculpito tan

Cheech Leech - articulated all colors

Complex Twist Bugger - all colors

Tungsten Jig Bugger

Kreelex

Galloup's Dungeon - articulated all colors

 

Nymphs

There are a large variety of nymphs for the fish to choose from. Use 5x or 6x tippet

Grey Soft Hackle #22

Jujubee Midge #20-24

Tungsten Zebra Midge #16-20 brown, wine, purple, black

Pheasant Tail #18 -22

Scuds #20-22 orange, grey, olive

Miracle Nymph #20-22

Black Beauty #20-24

Yong Special #24

 

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February 27th, 2024

The flows on the Green River are still fluctuating throughout the day for power generation.  Please be careful when wade fishing, and also be aware of Rainbow Spawning Redds.  Every 1,000 cfs is about a foot in river depth change.    If you time your day right, you can stay in the higher flows most of the day on the B or C Sections.  The streamer bite has been pretty good on all 3 river sections.  Retrieve your streamers slowly, focus on slow to medium speed water,  and cover lots of water to get the most action.  The midge hatch has come on stronger over the past week or so.  They begin emerging around 10am and the action is definitely better on calm, warm days.  The midges tend to be thicker on the upper stretches of the river.  Light tippets and soft presentations are needed to fool the trout on these tiny bugs.   For nymph fishing, focus on the middle and tail-outs of runs at about 9 feet deep. Nymphing a small streamer or an orange scud are solid fly choices with the flows changing daily.    

Current snow pack for the Green River is at about 86% of normal in the upper Green River Drainage and 109% of normal in the lower valley.  Flaming Gorge Reservoir is at about 85% capacity.  

2,020 CFS average
1,050 - 3,120 daily

CLEAR - can change daily

Fluctuating Flows 

A Section: The lower half of A has been pretty consistent with streamers.  The Midge hatch begins in the mornings around 10am.  On calm days there are pods of trout up on these tiny bugs. The fish are holding in their winter runs, nymph rigs around 9 feet deep have been best.  The strikes are very subtle, so swing on any movement.

B Section:  Nymph rigs and streamers have been the most effective method on the B Section.  Commit to streamers on lower B.  You can find some midge action on upper B as well.   

C Section:  The action has been decent on streamers. Fish dark flies on dark days and tan, ginger or white on bright days.  Dry fly action is little to none. 

Hatches: Midges 

 

Dry Flies

Calm days have been best for small dry fly fishing. 6x tippet

 

Haslam's Midge Adult #22

Midge Cluster #18-20

Griffiths Gnat #20

Harrop's Hanging Midge #20-22

Parachute Adams #22-24

Parachute Ant #16-22 black

Brook's Sprout Midge #20-22

Bunny Midge #20-22

Triple Double #14-18 purple, black

 

Streamers

Dark day dark fly. Bright day, bright fly. Retrieval speed - slow​. 1X tippet

Flash a Bugger

El Sculpito tan

Cheech Leech - articulated all colors

Complex Twist Bugger - all colors

Tungsten Jig Bugger

Kreelex

Galloup's Dungeon - articulated all colors

 

Nymphs

There are a large variety of nymphs for the fish to choose from. Use 5x or 6x tippet

Grey Soft Hackle #22

Jujubee Midge #20-24

Tungsten Zebra Midge #16-20 brown, wine, purple, black

Pheasant Tail #18 -22

Scuds #20-22 orange, grey, olive

Miracle Nymph #20-22

Black Beauty #20-24

Yong Special #24

 

For the most recent updates please follow us on Facebook and Instagram . We are happy to answer any questions about the river and can be texted at 801-885-0573. Thanks!

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